Skip to comments.Towers of Babble: 911 Conspiracists Are Organized
Posted on 02/21/2008 5:14:10 PM PST by shrinkermd
Three months ago, at a birthday party, I met a dour young man wearing a 9/11 was an inside job T-shirt. Id already been noticing a lot of inside job stickers and graffiti around town, and now, faced with a real-life Truther, I found that I couldnt stop staring at him: He was at a celebration of a friends life and he was wearing a shirt announcing that nearly 3,000 American citizens were killed by our own government. Its easy to dismiss a guy like this as a lone wolf, but hes actually not alone: A 2006 Scripps Survey Research Center poll found that 36 percent of all Americans believe that the government is responsible for 9/11either by direct action or by willfully ignoring clear evidence that it was going to happen.
There is no end to the variety of Truthers claims, but most of them believe that the United States government perpetrated 9/11 in an elaborate conspiracy to bring about the decomposition of civil liberties and the fortification of the American empire in the Middle East. They think this because, since 9/11, weve witnessed the decomposition of civil liberties and the fortification of the American empire in the Middle East.
Most Truthers claim that their starting point in the movement was watching the third World Trade Center tower fall. At 5:20 p.m. on September 11, 2001, WTC 7, a 47-story steel-framed skyscraper located 300 feet north of Tower 1, collapsed. This collapse, as seen in news footage, looks a lot like an implosion, as if it had happened through controlled demolition. This is the drum that most Truthers bang on when theyre trying to get people to pay attention, and its a pretty sexy bullet point: No planes struck WTC 7, so why would it collapse?
(Excerpt) Read more at utne.com ...
How dare someone afflicted with progressive liberalitis deride a 9/11 truther!
36% of all Americans are moon bats.
The writer gives these wackos way too much credit. I know several, and they are all insufferable lunatics.
And you wasted the bandwidth for this garbage?
It's not a coincidence that 36 percent also say that they've been abducted by UFOs.
(making the sound of incorrect-answer from Family Fued)
36% of newspaper subscribers who bothered to answer this survey - not 36% of Americans
It’s an anti Bush thing. No matter what happens when Obama is president, he won’t get blamed for it. Remember the liberals who protested over Desert Storm? Nary a peep was heard from them when Clinton bombed the Serbs.
ROTFL!!!! Thanks! I’m an Arizonan. We see those UFOs ALL THE TIME!!! LOL!!! I’m one of the ones that has not been abducted YET. Oh well, maybe I will be if Obama The Nose Blower gets elected.
47% of American voters, voted for a lying traitor in the last Presidential election. I can readily believe that 36% are moon bats
And 99% of Americans have no idea who Jaime Gorelick was.
For anyone who wants a synopsis of the article:
“The 911 Truthers’ conspiracies might not be true in the strict sense of the word, but they do after all hate Bush and so can’t be all bad.”
That pretty much sums it up.
36% of all Americans believe the government is responsible for 9/11.
36% also say that they’ve been abducted by UFO’s.
Didn’t bill clinton win with 36% of the vote?
It all makes sense now..
That's because this is in the Utne reader.
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